Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Lydia Laceby Stranded on a Desert Island

Please welcome one of our own, Lydia Laceby, author of of Redesigning Rose, as she braves our Desert Island Interview. Would she survive?

First, a bit about Lydia:

Lydia Laceby is a co-founder of Novel Escapes, a chick lit and contemporary women’s fiction review website. Since 2009, she has read and reviewed as much women’s fiction as humanly possible while designing, organizing and expanding the website from two reviewers to seven.

In her spare time, she knits cute baby hats, would pick cheese over chocolate–if she had to choose–and regularly cheats on her allergy free diet.

Lydia has always wanted to write and began her career writing a soap opera at the tender age of thirteen. It never aired. Redesigning Rose is her first novel.

Connect with Lydia:

Lydia Laceby Stranded on a Desert Island!

If you could only have one book with you, what would it be?

Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett because it's one of my favourites and one of few books I've read more than once (at least ten times since I was fifteen). It also comes in at a whopping 992 pages so it will definitely keep me busy.

What one luxury item would you want to be stranded with? 

My pillow. I need my beauty sleep or I'm a she-devil.

What is the one practical item you would want to have with you to use?

A machete for making shelter, chopping through rough terrain, protecting myself, and the reflective glint for rescue.

Would you enjoy the solitude, even briefly, or would it drive you crazy?

I would definitely enjoy the solitude. I'm one of those weird introverted types that can spend days without leaving the house.

If you could be stranded with one other person, who would you want it to be?

Definitely my husband. We'd have fire, a shelter, and food within a day. He's good like that. I also kinda think he'd be good company.

What modern technology would you miss the most?

Electricity. And everything that works with it.

What food or beverage would you miss the most?

I actually drink a ridiculous amount of water so if there's a fresh water source, I'm good. Otherwise, David's Tea's Organic Chai. Or, you know, vodka, which would also come in handy medicinally. Vodka!

How many days do you think you would cope without rescue?

If my husband was with me? Indefinitely. If I were alone? With my machete? Hopefully a couple of months.

What is the first thing you would do when rescued?

Thank my husband for saving me.

What would be your first Tweet or Facebook update upon your return?

I thought my husband teaching me how to use a machete was useless. I was wrong.

Redesigning Rose

Rose Parker's husband has been lying. About everything.

When a conversation with her husband triggers questions, Rose Parker uncovers alarming answers that shatter her perfect life. But it is only when she shoves her belongings in her SUV and drives off that Rose realizes just how far from perfect her life actually was. She has nowhere to turn.

While debating between distressing sleeping arrangements–her mother’s house full of questions or a hotel room with too much solitude–Rose bumps into an acquaintance from her gardening class and allows bubbly, exuberant Becky to indulge her in a wild night full of whiskey, weeping, and whispered confidences. Suddenly, Rose has a new friend, a roof over her head, and two gorgeous men moving her out of her marital home.

As Rose struggles to settle into her new life, she remains determined to comprehend her past. And with time and distance and especially wine, comes knowledge. Frank wasn’t the only one lying to her. Rose was lying to herself.


  1. My smartphone. I can rule the world with this thing!

  2. With a knife that the only survival item you need.



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